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It's going to be a cold, cold Christmas without it. This hot water bottle, in the shape of a heart, is rather like a real heart - it's red, it pulses in and out to the touch, you keep it close to your chest and it will keep you from death - freezing to death.

Hot water bottles are very difficult to make cool, but this design comes as near to being a hot item as the hot bottle is ever going to be. For the deep stirrings of lonely hearts, this will make a beating warmth to console and snuggle up to this Christmas.

Bliss Heart Hot Water Bottle. Priced at pounds 18.99. Call 01789 400077 for details of stockists.